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Capital Tonight: Advocates Push For Early Vote On Election, Campaign Finance Reforms – December 14, 2018

The Max & Murphy Show: The Push for ‘Fair Elections for New York’ – December 5, 2018

Buffalo News: Letter: Small-donor match system would give public more say – December 5, 2018

Gotham Gazette: Agenda 2019: High Hopes for Long-Awaited Reforms – December 4, 2018

Reclaiming the Narrative, WXIR 100.9 FM: Money Out, People In: Statewide Coalition Calls On Albany to Pass Voting, Campaign Finance Reform – November 30, 2018

Albany Times-Union: Momentum for ‘Fair Elections Act’ puts pressure on Assembly – November 29, 2018

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Groups push state Senate to change election laws – November 29, 2018

NY1’s Capital Tonight: Push for a Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System – November 28, 2018

Albany Times-Union: Reform push combines Democratic interests, nonpartisan charities – November 27, 2018

New York Daily News: EXCLUSIVE: Prominent unions pushing for New York State to enact public campaign financing system – November 26, 2018

Politico’s New York Playbook: Unions push statewide public financing for campaigns – November 26, 2018

Press Release: Over 90 Organizations Call On Albany Leaders to Fix Democracy as the First Order of Business – November 26, 2018

Poughkeepsie Journal: Expand and protect voting rights: Letter – November 11, 2018

 

MAJOR NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT FAIR ELECTIONS

“it is time to design and enact a fair, honest and affordable system of publicly-funded elections.”
Albany Times Union Editorial Board, November 10, 2018

“A new class of senators clobbered Independent Democratic Conference incumbents on platforms of wringing big money out of politics and will be raring to get the job done. The moment for change has arrived. Cuomo can get on board, or consider his third term a failure.”
New York Daily News Editorial Board , November 8, 2018

“The state should also consider adopting public financing of campaigns, a matching system that would take back power from well-funded special interests and make elections more competitive. Such a system has worked well, over all, for New York City.”
New York Times Editorial Board, Sept. 5, 2018

“Public financing of campaigns is probably the best solution to rid money from politics.”
Newsday Editorial Board, March 3, 2018 

“They need to reduce the temptation and corruption that money has on elections following the example of New York City which is moving toward more public funding of elections and starting with the elimination of the loophole that allows some businesses to give unlimited amounts to favored candidates.”
Times Herald Record Editorial Board, November 7, 2018

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New Yorkers deserve a responsive, accountable government. Voter turnout in New York is among the lowest in the nation, due in part to antiquated procedures for registration and voting that discourage participation. And our campaign finance system favors the wealthy over everyday, working New Yorkers. To tackle the crises we face in housing, living wage jobs, criminal justice, affordable health care, transportation, climate, fair taxes, and more, we must transform a campaign finance system that advantages the interests of the few over those of the many.

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